Around Sharpsburg and Keedysvile

November 13, 2009|By HARRY NOGLE

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Open house to benefit Breast Cancer Walk

A Ladies Night Fundraiser to benefit a 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk "" will be held Nov. 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the McClellan Gun Club on Red Hill Road near Keedysville. Participant Kim McMillion hopes to raise $2,300 for the 3-day walk. Vendors at the event are donating a portion of their commissions to McMillion's account for the walk. More than 10 vendors will be present for the event. Contact Kim McMillion at for more info.

Masons to hold Veterans Day presentation

The Master Wardens and Brethren of Antietam Lodge 197 in Keedysville invite all Freemasons to join them on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in their Temple at 7 S. Main St. A special program for veterans will feature a video presentation that depicts the contrast between the 1940s and the present day. "Normandy then and Now." Secondly, a recently discovered collection of captured photos from the German high command shows the war from a different perspective. Be a part of Freemasonry and honor those who have given to their country when their country called. Antietam Lodge meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. and invites all Freemasons to attend.


Antietam Ensemble to perform next weekend

Sharpsburg resident and director Georgiann Toole will lead The Antietam Women's Ensemble in performances of "Mary's Voice" Saturday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Sunday, Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown. The ensemble will perform music for voices and harp, inspired by the story of Mary's personal anticipation of the birth of the baby Jesus. The concerts will include "Ceremony of Carols" by Benjamin Britten, Michael Haydn's "Magnificat" and settings of the text "Ave Maria." This music is dramatic, reflective, and intriguing.

Brethren Church to hold Christmas bazaar

The Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren at 123 E. Main Street will host an Annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church. Look for crafts, baked goods, candy, country ham sandwiches, homemade soups and a "White Elephant Sale." Call 301-432-4944 for more information.

Frye to lead tour of Iron Works

Historian John Frye will conduct a free guided tour sponsored by the Sharpsburg Historical Society of the Antietam Iron Works on Harpers Ferry Road, Saturday, November 21 at 1:30 p.m. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, Nov. 18. Call 301-992-9767 or write to register. The walk will be canceled if the weather is uncooperative and registrants will be notified.

Historical Society to cosponsor lecture

The Sharpsburg Historical Society is cosponsoring a lecture about Garnett Jex, painter, at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown's City Park Sunday, Nov. 29, at 3 p.m. Four of the 52 Jex watercolors owned by the historical society are now part of an exhibit in the museum. The lecture is free. Membership to the Sharpsburg Historical Society is open to all interested persons. Dues are only $15 annually for an individual. Information about the society is available by e-mailing The next membership meeting will be in Sharpsburg on Dec. 21.

Boonsboro Wyldlife begins

Middle School kids are invited to come to release that mid-winter energy Friday, Nov. 13 at a WyldLife meeting. WyldLife (WL), a branch of Young Life International specifically for Middle Schoolers, is a nonprofit, nondenominational organization committed to making an impact on kids' lives. Wyldlife meets at Friendship Hall, three miles south of Boonsboro on Rt. 67. Look for signs. For information, directions or questions on Boonsboro Wyldlife, call 1-301-991-1997 or

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